AUBURN, Ala. – Sophomore Nick Coe earned SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week honors Monday after a dominant performance in Saturday’s 31-16 win over Ole Miss.
Coe finished with five tackles and a career-high 3.5 sacks. It was the most sacks by an Auburn player since Quentin Groves had three sacks against Florida in 2006. Coe now leads the team with 11 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks on the season and has recorded at least a 0.5 tackle for loss in every game but one this season.
“Nick Coe is really coming on,” Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn said after the game. “He made a really good play on the scramble on our sideline because if he hadn’t made that play, the guy would’ve gotten that first down. Nick’s playing at a high level. We really put pressure on the guy with four guys. That was the plan – to put pressure on with four guys – and we did that. That was a huge key in the game.”
Coe was named the SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week earlier this season when he finished with two tackles for loss, a sack and a forced fumble to help Auburn beat Washington.